Yamato 983807 Meteorite

Yamato 983807 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983807
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 17.36 grams
  • Classification: Diogenite
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983807 Meteorite

The Yamato 983807 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 17.36 grams.

Yamato 983807 is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Yamato 983807’s official classification is Diogenite. The “Diogenite” classification applies to a type of achondrite meteorite, part of the diogenite group, which is characterized by a lack of chondrules and a composition primarily composed of orthopyroxene. These meteorites, known for specific geochemical signatures like oxygen isotopic ratios, are closely associated with eucrites and howardites, forming the HED group that is potentially linked to asteroid 4 Vesta.

The Yamato 983807 meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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